Parents of ADHD Children
Son gets angry at the littlest things
Hi everyone, I’m new here. My son was recently diagnosed with adhd. My husband has had add for most of his life. My 8 year old son gets angry at the littlest things. We tell him “No” he will start to throw a massive fit. He will throw things, kicks things, whines, hurts himself or others. He’s being seen by a therapist and is taking 10mg. of Adderal but the anger is still very present and seems to come out more when we tell him no or ask him to pick up his mess. My husband and I are pulling our hair out on how to handle this. He’s argued with any authoritative figure, got violent at school and has been suspended twice for this type of behavior. We have tried taking things away, a behavior chart, loss of privileges, time outs nothing seems to work with him. He refuses to listen to directions and when he does when his symptoms are high, he does them half way and not properly done like they should be. He laughs at his dad and I when we ask him to do anything that he does not consider fun. We’ve even gone to get an outside source to step in at times when our frustration is too high. Any Suggestions?
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